Westminster Police Department recruitment information
Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, Colorado, at the base of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, Westminster is known nationally for its exceptional quality of life. More than 108,000 residents enjoy superb recreation amenities, affordable and beautiful neighborhoods, exceptional schools, numerous entertainment opportunities and first-class shopping areas. The climate is dry, with only 15 inches of rain annually, mild temperatures throughout the year and plenty of sunshine. The average housing cost is $250,000.
Westminster is a full-service city, employing 1,000, with a police force of 262. Lateral officers must have two years, full-time, municipal or county patrol experience within the last three years and must be eligible to obtain Colorado POST certification.
For information on how to apply with the City of Westminster, go to the city employment page.
About Westminster PD
The Westminster Police Department is a highly progressive and state-accredited full-service agency. The police force is staffed by 262 employees and is organized with Police Administration and two primary divisions – Patrol, Traffic and Special Operations Division and the Investigations and Technical Services Division. Department organization.
The Patrol, Traffic and Special Operations Division offers a variety of programs, including Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Bike Patrol, S.W.A.T, SET (Special Enforcement Team), K9s and School Resource Officers.
The Investigations and Technical Services Division includes: Detectives, Criminalistics, Property/Evidence, Victim Services, Public Information, Professional Standards and Training, Senior Liaison Program, Communications, Animal Control, Code Enforcement, and Police Records.
The Westminster Police Department is a member of the North Metro Drug Task Force, Adams County Critical Incident Shooting Investigation Team and the Adams County Critical Incident Traffic Investigation Team.
The city provides a comprehensive benefits package to employees and furnishes standard equipment and uniform needs for officers. Officers receive an annual cleaning and boot allowance to facilitate the upkeep of uniforms. Officers are also eligible for bilingual bonus pay up to $1,000 per year. Non-exempt employee benefits.
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Anne Cloyed, Police Records Technician
I have been employed with the City of Westminster for about five and a half years as a Police Records Technician. I came from a completely different work environment than law enforcement; however, I had always been interested in a career in this field. Since I started working for Westminster I have observed how tech savvy we are in comparison to other communities around us and I believe this makes my job more interesting and my tasks easier to accomplish. When I first started working at the Police Department, I wondered if I would ever fit in. I was made to feel very welcome in a short period of time and there is very much a feeling of “family” both at the Police Department and with my co-workers at City Hall.
Gene Boespflug, Patrol Commander and SWAT Commander
Westminster Police Department has been my second home. Recently, I completed my 31st year. I started with the City of Westminster Police Department in 1976. I was hired as a police cadet and I have been progressively promoted to the rank of police commander. The City of Westminster is a part of the greater Denver metropolitan area. We are a very motivated agency that stays current with modern police work. We support community service, while at the same time we strongly believe in the apprehension of criminals. I have been blessed with opportunities to work in many areas of law enforcement.
My 13 years of uniform work include: Patrol officer, FTI (Field Training Instructor), motorcycle officer, SWAT Team member, 13 years as sergeant, patrol supervisor, narcotics supervisor, SWAT Team leader, traffic sergeant (Motors) - we currently have 10 motor officer positions.
As a rather new commander I currently work in Patrol and for the last seven years, commander of the SWAT Team (18 operators and 8 negotiators). I have raised my family in Westminster and could not have asked for a better place to do so. Throughout my career I have lived in the City of Westminster, a community that truly backs their police officers. Being a city of approximately 109,000 residents, we truly deal with crime problems found in any major metropolitan area. Having citizens and city council back their police department is, as they say, "priceless." Without this kind of support, I would not have lasted as long as I have. I have always said, "My years in high school seemed like a long time; 31 years with the Westminster Police Department has just flown by."
Monica Winfrey, Detective - Miscellaneous Crimes Unit
I first began working for the Westminster Police Department as a Community Service Officer, a civilian position. It was through my interactions with the people of the department and the Westminster community that led me to the decision I wanted to become a police officer for Westminster.
I have now been an officer for over 5 years and am currently working in the Investigations Section as a detective. Westminster Police Department provides great opportunities for diverse job assignments within the department, giving everyone the chance to potentially find their ideal “niche.” The police department offers an array of training opportunities; from assignment specific classes to general police proficiency, to allow individual and team growth and development.